My father served as a Huey helicopter crew chief and door gunner in the Army during the Vietnam War. After the war, he completed the remainder of his 20-year career in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, flying Medical Evacuation missions in the Huey. My uncle also served in the Army during Vietnam. With such strong examples of service set by men I respected, I decided early in life that I, too, wanted to serve in my nation’s armed forces. The only question was how.
I Want to Revolutionize Our World When I was eight, I wanted to be an astronaut so I could explore the moon and go to the stars. Now that I am eighteen, I have decided I want to build the spacecraft that will take others to the moon and the stars. In my college experience, I want to gain the knowledge and insights that will enable me to fulfill my dream of designing and testing spacecraft. For the past three semesters, I have conducted research in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Mississippi State University. My research has confirmed my decision to major in aerospace engineering, and has sparked my continuing interest in aerospace engineering research.
Ranger 7 marked a turning point in America's exploration of space. Af... ... middle of paper ... ...tes and the Soviet Union to see who could make the furthest development into space first. Creating NASA that lead to build new technologies during the Space Race, was proved because it helped U.S protect itself and today it still affect us in being able to accomplish our dreams. From President Kennedy’s contribution to the program to building Ranger Missions and Rockets Programs made America one of the most powerful and advanced country in the world. The Space Race not just only created shuttles, it created things we used now on daily basis like water purification, chemical detection, solar cells, and many more.
Sadly, Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, which was two years after his goal was announced. His death sparked a new fire as America worked as one to get a man to the moon, one step at at time. The two space programs that were involved in the Space Race were NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Soviet Space Program. NASA was established by Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 29th, 1958. It funded and oversaw all the American space missions during the Space Race, and is still running today, which helps preserve the history NASA had.
Finally, he also was in the Army Air Forces and fought in World War II. He would tell me about his time in the Air Force and how he really liked the military life. This is why when I was looking to go to college and thought of the military’s GI Bill the only service I considered was the Air Force. Here in my twenty first year, I can simply see how some of my values that I learned from growing up with my grandfather have helped develop the leader traits of honesty, accountability, and a sense of patriotism and dedication to the Air Force. Certain... ... middle of paper ... ... support allied missions.
Simple, everyday items like cordless tools and smoke detectors were invented and manufactured by NASA for the first time to aid astronauts. Robotic technologies and controllers were needed to assist with spacecraft functions. The Space Race also is responsible for great innovations like water filters. Because of the lack of water in space, the astronauts needed a way to safely recycle their waste water. In the 1980s, NASA returned to human spaceflight with the Space Shuttle.
All the astronauts on the Columbia were scientists and performing tasks from tumor growth experiments to global climate change that could only be done in Space. But even the families of the astronauts said the explorers left Earth with "a willingness to accept risk in the pursuit of knowledge - knowledge that might improve the quality of life for all mankind." The closest people to the astronauts, their families, who were hurt by the tragedy the most also added, “the bold exploration of space must go on.” NASA and space exploration will continue to go on and I believe the strength behind the program will also grow as more discoveries are made. As humans it is our nature to explore and besides that, thousands of benefits from saving lives to everyday life are attributed to NASA. The possibilities of space exploration are only limited by your imagination and we are only in the early stages of it.
More math and science courses were added to children’s education because of the greater need to beat the Soviet Union. In 1958, to compete, NASA was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was originally called the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) which studied flight for over 40 years. NASA's vision is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind (NASA.gov). They created Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Shuttle Program.
Origin of the Apollo Program Every American has come to associate the Apollo programs and its missions with the moon. They have heard of the adventures and missions of various Apollo missions, from Apollo 11, the first moon landing, to the horrific yet successful outcome of Apollo 13. Yet, beyond the actual landing of these missions, little is known about the origins and the accomplishments these missions have done for the nation. The program begins during the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, where the Apollo Program was established with its focus on the three-man spacecraft that would follow the one-man Project Mercury which put the first Americans in space. The program would be later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy as exemplified in his speech, May 25th 1961, where the ultimate goal of the Space Race was redefined, and support for the Apollo Program and the moon would be made known: I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
Space travel became extremely important for the world during the early years of the Cold War. The space race was extremely important to the United States and the Soviet Union. It had always seemed that the United States of American were going to be the first to go to space; however, on October 4, 1957, Sputnik was launched into space by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union’s entry into space caused immense fear around the world, and further fueled America’s desire to enter space. After successfully launching artificial rockets, the focus then turned to getting humans into space.